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Alexander Jüterbock

Post-doctoral researcher

Research interests:
  • Marine evolutionary biology
  • Molecular ecology
  • Genomics
  • Epigenetics
  • Bioinformatics.
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Nord UniversityFaculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture Work address Nord University Post box 8049 Bodø 8049 Norway Work Phone: +47 75 51 78 34

Research interests:

  • Marine evolutionary biology
  • Molecular ecology
  • Genomics
  • Epigenetics
  • Bioinformatics.

I am primarily interested in ecological and evolutionary responses of marine species to environmental change. My work focuses on ecologically important non-model species, including macroalgae and seagrass. In my current Post-doc project I characterize epigenetic variation in clonal seagrass meadows and its functional role under heat stress.

Running national and international projects:

  • Epigenetic variation in seagrass clones 2015-2018 NRC 243916

Completed national and international projects:

  • Ecological and evolutionary responses to global warming in the seaweed Fucus serratus, a key foundational species in the North Atlantic 2010-2014 NRC 196505
  • Ecological niche modelling in the seaweed Fucus serratus, a key foundational species in the North Atlantic intertidal 2011-2012 NRC 203839

Relevant scientific publications:

  1. Olsen J.L., Rouzé P., Verhelst B., Lin Y.-C., Bayer T., Collen J., Dattolo E., De Paoli E., Dittami S., Maumus F., Michel G., Kersting A., Lauritano C., Lohaus R., Töpel M., Tonon T., Vanneste K., Amirebrahimi M., Brakel J., Boström C., Chovatia, M., Grimwood J., Jenkins J.W., Jueterbock A., Mraz A., Stam W., Tice H., Bornberg-Bauer E., Green P.J., Pearson G.A., Procaccini, G., Duarte C.M., Schmutz J., Reusch T.B.H.& Van de Peer Y. 2016. The genome of the seagrass Zostera marina reveals angiosperm adaptation to the sea. Nature advance online publication.
  2. Smolina I., Kollias S., Jueterbock A., Coyer J.A. & Hoarau G. 2016. Variation in heat stress response in two populations of the seaweed Fucus distichus from the Arctic and subarctic intertidal. Royal Society Open Science, 3 (1), 150429.
  3. Hoarau G., Coyer J.A., Giesbers M.C.W.G., Jueterbock A. & Olsen J.L. 2015. Pre-zygotic isolation in the macroalgal genus Fucus from four contact zones spanning 100-10,000 years: a tale of reinforcement? Royal Society Open Science, 2: 140538.
  4. Jueterbock A., Kollias S., Smolina I., Fernandes J.M.O., Coyer J.A., Olsen J.L. & Hoarau G. 2014. Thermal stress resistance of the brown alga Fucus serratus along the North Atlantic coast: acclimatization potential to climate change. Marine Genomics, 13, 27-36.
  5. Karlsen, B.; Klingan, K.; Emblem, Å Jørgensen, T.E.; Jueterbock, A.; Furmanek, T.; Hoarau, G.; Johansen, S.; Nordeide, J. & Moum, T. 2013. Genomic divergence between the migratory and stationary ecotypes of Atlantic cod. Molecular Ecology, 22 (20), 5098-5111.
  6. Jueterbock A., Tyberghein L., Verbruggen H., Coyer J.A., Olsen J.L. & Hoarau G. 2013. Climate change impact on seaweed meadow distribution in the North Atlantic rocky intertidal. Ecology and Evolution, 3 (5), 1356-1373.
  7. Verbruggen H., Tyberghein L., Belton G.S., Mineur F., Jueterbock A., Hoarau G., Gurgel F.D. & De Clerck O. 2013. Improving the transferability of introduced species’ distribution models: new tools to forecast spreading of a highly invasive seaweed. PLoS One, 8 (6), e68337.
  8. Coyer J.A., Hoarau G., Pearson G., Mota C., Jueterbock A., Alpermann T., John U. & Olsen J.L. 2011. Genomic scans detect signatures of selection along a salinity gradient in populations of the intertidal seaweed Fucus serratus on a 12km scale. Marine Genomics, 4 (1), 41-49.
  9. Gerlach G., Jueterbock A., Kraemer P., Deppermann J. & Harmand P. 2010. Calculations of population differentiation based on GST and D: forget GST but not all of statistics! Molecular Ecology, 19 (18), 3845-3852.

Popular science and outreach:

  • 2016. The plant that went to sea. by Spilde, I.
  • 2016. Planten som dro til sjøs. by Spilde, I.
  • 2016. Seagrass in Nature article. Nord University News by Elle, P.J.
  • 2014. Taredød truer fisk. Article in ViMenn Nr. 3 (in Norwegian)
  • 2013. Tangbelte dør – fisk mister oppvekstmiljø. Article in Nationen by Finne A. (in Norwegian)
  • 2013. Fisk trues av tangbeltedød Article on by Finne, A. (in
  • 2013. Kelp forest under threat. University of Nordland News by Elle, P.J.
  • 2012. Responses of the macroalgal key species Fucus serratus: Driving the impact of climate change on North Atlantic rocky shores. Research statement in The Phycologist 82, 18 (Jueterbock A.)
  • 2012. Klimaendringene dreper tangen i Sør-Europa – Markroalgen Fucus serratus trekker mot Nordishavet University of Nordland
    News by Elle, P.J. (in Norwegian)